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Ruth O'Connell

Pastoral staff; Pastoral Focus team; students, youth and children

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Sanjay Mahtani continues our series about God's Heart.

The meeting is lead by Andy and Ruth O'Connell with Emmanuel and Elizabeth Omuederiaye leading us in worship.

This week we will not have children's worship (5-11yrs) on-site, you can find online content here, but our worship (11-18yrs) is happening in person.

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We welcome in the New Year, including a post-sabbatical update from Steve and Bev Jones, and time to pray together.

Andy & Ruth O'Connell lead the meeting, with Alex Hills leading us in worship.

 

For any practical questions, including about children, youth, and Covid-secure arrangements, click on Sunday Info above.

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Welcome Social

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As the church’s pastoral team, we are very aware of how difficult many of us have found it to get and stay connected to the church - or indeed any - community during lockdown, so we are running a couple of events to connect those who are single or newish to meet up on a Zoom call. 

Please do join us to talk, pray, and simply fellowship together. You can drop in for as long or as short a time as you want. After an initial welcome all together, it’s likely we will break into smaller breakout groups to mix and mingle.

Please sign up and we will email you the link to join us.

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Welcome Social

Online

As the church’s pastoral team, we are very aware of how difficult many of us have found it to get and stay connected to the church - or indeed any - community during lockdown, so we are running a couple of events to connect those who are single or newish to meet up on a Zoom call. 

Please do join us to talk, pray, and simply fellowship together. You can drop in for as long or as short a time as you want. After an initial welcome all together, it’s likely we will break into smaller breakout groups to mix and mingle.

Please sign up and we will email you the link to join us.

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Lois Fulton speaks to us in the final installment of our series on IDENTITY.

Andy & Ruth O'Connell lead the meeting, with Jon Silk leading us in worship.

We pray for two families as they go or return to their work overseas.

For any practical questions, including about children, youth and Covid-secure arrangements, click on Sunday Info above.

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Anderson and Lydia Moyo continue our current series on IDENTITY.

The service is hosted by Andy and Ruth O'Connell, with worship leaders Emmanuel and Elizabeth Omuederiaye.

We're delighted to welcome back our good friends Anderson and Lydia Moyo. Zimbabweans by birth, and now living in Sheffield, they have planted an effective multi-ethic church, reaching both local and migrant people-groups. They are also part of our wider family - Salt & Light International - and so we receive them not just as friends, but as trusted advisers who are supporting and challenging us as a church as we explore what it means to be a more ethnically diverse church.

(To listen again to their May 2018 talk, go to https://oxford.occ.org.uk/audio/your-kingdom-come-our-city)

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Sanjay speaks to us from Hebrews 11 about the mission of God through history, and encourages us to find our place in it. We love our city, and we’re looking forward to a better city which God is preparing for us.

The meeting is lead by Andy & Ruth O'Connell with Emmanuel Omuederiaye leading us in worship.

Children and youth activities have resumed. For any practical questions (including about our Covid-secure arrangements) please visit this page.

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Join us to watch our Sunday streamed service! Our service is led by Assistant Pastor Andy and Ruth O'Connell, with Alex Hills leading us in worship.

Starting our summer teaching series, Dan Kane (church intern/apprentice) speaks from Psalm 91 about trusting God to look after us when life is hard.

Andy and Ruth lead us in breaking bread together - so prepare some bread and wine/juice to join us in that again.

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School at home!

By Ruth O'Connell

Many of the parents in OCC are having to adjust to a life as 'home-schoolers'. We asked Ruth, part of the OCC leadership team, and a long-term elective home educator, for some helpful advice!

Partnership matters

By Andy O'Connell and Ruth O'Connell

Before our sabbatical, Ruth and I spent time talking with colleagues and advisers about what the Lord might want to do during our sabbatical.

In a session of prayer ministry I was receiving from some trusted friends, one of them had a picture for us. The picture was of Ruth and I riding a tandem bicycle together. I was up front, focused on where we were going and attempting to ride as fast as possible to get there. Ruth was sat on the back seat, smiling and waving at passers-by, and generally enjoying the ride rather more!